Summer Host Family Friendship Program

Over the summer, between 20-40 Chinese students and scholars study at Purdue Northwest. We have the opportunity to befriend them and show them NWI.

What should I expect:

First you’ll apply to become a volunteer and go through the orientation.

We host a Welcome BBQ at a local park. This is an important way to meet your students for the first time! We will match you with students at the BBQ.

After that, you can connect with students one or two more times during July.

How do I become a Summer Host Friendship Family?

  • If you are not already an IFI Volunteer go to: Get Started to complete an application, background check authorization and short training.
  • If you are already a Volunteer, please let us know you want to be matched now!